Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Hello from Oregon



Grab Our Blinky!Time for a new challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Here's the quote to inspire you by Byron Caldwell Smith:  "Our spring has come at last with the soft laughter of April suns and shadow of April showers."  Gave me a chance to use a wonderful old (over 10 years) Magenta umbrella stamp.  

I stamped it at an angle & heat embossed the image on watercolor paper.  Coloring was done with purple, teal & yellow Zig markers & a waterbrush. Then I covered the image & area around it with Wink of Stella--such a great shimmery effect!  

The frame was made from spellbinder dies which I black embossed several times to get it smooth & shiny. The sentiment is labeled 1998 & is from an Oregon Company called Peddler's Pack. Hope you'll check out the wonderful work of my teammates & join us at Words 2 Craft By. I'm entering at Die Cut DivasRetro Rubber & SSS Monday. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Thanks for the link, Jeannie--very creative idea for your Dragonfly Journeys challenges!
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29 comments:

  1. Sooooo glossy! Gorgeous card, Jo x

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  2. Wow this is lovely Greta. Great colours and I love the wink of stella. Barbxx

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  3. Oh my this is so cute! Beautifully done and what a keepsake!

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  4. So pretty, Greta! I love that darling umbrella!

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  5. I'm loving that black frame! Those colors together are really pretty. We have sun today but your card was perfect for the weather we have been having.

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  6. Can't beat the oldies for great images. Love the way you've done the frame and your last picture really shows off the WoS so nicely. A perfect look for this challenge. TFS (and the PBlack die cut very nicely using the metal precision plate with a couple of forward & backward passes. All the little bits just fell right out. It's a very pretty die). Hugs

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  7. Such a fun card Greta! What a cute umbrella!

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  8. Fab use of the embossing technique; the sentiment really stands out; a perfect way to frame the umbrella :)

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  9. Greta, I love all the wonderful embossing / Glossy stuff you have added to the card. Gives that wet feeling. Perfect for the challenge.

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  10. Hi, Greta! Great card - love how that black frame turned out and the cute umbrella!

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  11. Greta, Love that sweet image, and that black embossed frame just shines! What a great idea to heat emboss those three times. :)

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  12. Wow, Greta, this is so pretty! I really love the colors you chose and the black embossing technique was worth every bit of effort! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week and look forward to seeing you in our gallery again soon!

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  13. Very cute card with all that fabulous embossing! I’d like to invite you to join my blog challenge this week if you’re interested, which is also April Showers!

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  14. What a lovely card to put some sunshine into a rainy day.

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  15. another amazing design, greta!! love all the embossing and that fun umbrella!!

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  16. I love your sentiment. Love the creativity and I'm fond of umbrellas myself.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  17. Awesome frame for the pretty umbrella, Greta! We had our snow and rain...now it's time for sun!:-) Hope you're having a great week!

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  18. Love the shape of the frame and that cute umbrella! This is pretty Greta!

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  19. Greta, what a darling card & fun image.
    Fabulous embossing & design.

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  20. Love your darling rain inspired, watercolored card, Greta! The Wink of Stella gives it such a shimmer. And the colors are perfect! I always look forward to seeing you in our gallery. (I have a post addressing health concerns about my oldest mini Schnauzer this past week... she is on the mend and much better today. Thought Fritz might want to know. :)

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  21. Great card, especially fitting as you live in the Pacific Northwest!! I went to uni in Bellingham..so I am familiar with the weather in your part of the world. I love the wink of stella shimmer. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Cx DT

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  22. Fun card, love your old stamp! Wonderful idea to emboss the frame!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

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  23. Lovely job with your fun images. I used to shop at the Peddlers Pack years ago in Beaverton. You know that it doesn't rain as much in Central/Eastern Oregon . . . just sayin' :) The Wink of Stella is the perfect touch! Thanks for including Retro Rubber Blog Challenge in your stamping fun this week!

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  24. Your shimmery umbrella is fantastic! Oh, how I miss our visits to Oregon...I'm hoping that maybe next year we'll head Bend direction. Fingers crossed!
    hugs~c

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  25. Hi Greta from Oregon!! I love your card, I love the umbrella with the shimmer and the glossy black frame. Just beautiful. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber's challenge.

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  26. What a lovely card! I love the umbrella and all the shimmer looks so cool!! Thank you so much for joining us at Retro Rubber!

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  27. What a great card to show April showers and so fitting this time of year. Thank you for joining Diecut Divas April Challenge. Cathie DT

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